Job Description
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services, these entry level positions will contribute to the expansion of a learner-centered information literacy instruction program by designing, creating, and maintaining sustainable online and blended learning objects such as web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and websites, with the main emphasis on further developing and maintaining the information literacy program for the Academic Writing Program (ENGL101) and academic based outreach programs. The successful candidates will enjoy teaching and engaging with students, partnering with the Libraries’ Terrapin Learning Commons and campus services, such as the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, developing innovative instructional programming, and supporting evidence-based practice through the design and implementation of student-centered assessment. The candidates will collaborate with colleagues in the Teaching and Learning Services unit to lead information literacy instruction for first-year students and develop academic based outreach programs to support diverse populations and programs that fall outside traditional departmental structures including Global Living & Learning Community partnerships, Honors College Partnerships, and extracurricular academic partnerships, such as Veterans and transfer students.

 

The Teaching and Learning Librarians are responsible for three categories: 1) librarianship, 2) service and 3) scholarship and creativity. Librarianship includes supporting the Libraries information literacy program, serving as liaison to assigned academic units including, but not limited to the Academic Writing Program, and providing general reference and instructional assistance. Service includes a variety of work for the Libraries, University and profession, typically through service on committees beyond the assigned area of responsibility. Scholarship and creativity may come in several forms, but typically regarding subject specialization as it relates to undergraduate education.



 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent by date of hire.


Experience:

  • Experience or aptitude in implementing information literacy theory and practice in the classroom.
  • Experience or aptitude in providing in-person or digital reference services.
  • Experience or aptitude in designing and leading professional development activities around pedagogical theories, learning techniques, and/or student-centered learning.
  • Experience developing learning objects such as tutorials and videos.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring creative ideas forward in service of helping students learn about the value and use of libraries for their academic and personal success.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Engagement with trends in higher education, including, but not limited to, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Knowledge of online learning techniques, including the ability to design library tutorials, videos, and learning objects.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, student-centered teaching practices, and student learning assessment, including the ability to design assessments, analyze results, and implement evidence-based changes.
  • Commitment to evidence-based and reflective practice, evidenced through engagement in professional development, service opportunities, scholarship, or coursework.
  • A strong and visible personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as a means to support institutional excellence.
Preferences:

Preferred:

  • One-year experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience or aptitude in supervising graduate and/or undergraduate student workers.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software and other web discovery tools.
  • Familiarity with course management software, particularly Canvas.
  • Experience leading and working in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community
  • Additional graduate degree, with special consideration given to a masters in Education
  • Engagement with trends in information literacy, including critical and anti-racist pedagogies.
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible e-learning objects.
  • Commitment to mentorship for new professionals and MLIS students.
Additional Certifications:

 
Additional Information:
Posting Date:02/09/2023
Closing Date: 
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date03/09/2023
Physical Demands
  • Dexterity and endurance to work at a computer.
  • Physical and mental endurance to teach multiple information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Adequate physical mobility to retrieve and handle instruction materials, operate presentation equipment to ensure that sessions run effectively.
Diversity Statement:The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Staff
Education
Bachelor Degree
Experience
3+ Years
Location
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    Mar 03, 2023
  • Company Size
    50-100 Members
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